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My two best buds from prehistoric times. West Covina, CA, 1959 or so. I've said it all before. Those were the days!
Waterslides... nahhh; Raging Waters... nahhh; we had the hose in the front yard. Later on, my two pals had built-in pools. I spent countless hours there. I didn't want to go home. View full size.